RIPON — Vincent Olmo dominated in the post with his 6-foot-9, 250-pound frame and even hit from long range, scoring 22 points to anchor Ripon’s 64-40 rout of Atwater on Tuesday.
He and the rest of the starters did their damage in the first three quarters before sitting out the rest of the game. Olmo accounted for 11 of his team’s 19 points in the third quarter, as the Indians (5-5) stretched their lead to a commanding 53-35 margin.
“He was at least six inches taller than anyone else they had out there, so he was able to do his thing inside and get a lot of points off offensive rebounds,” Ripon coach Rod Wright said.
Kyle Sisk contributed 18 points and keyed Ripon’s 19-3 run in the second quarter. It was 15-15 after the first, but the Indians broke away behind a zone defense that stumped Atwater (9-6). Sisk scored nine points in the period and was one of three Indians — sophomore Troy Brogan and Olmo being the others — to hit 3s during the onslaught.
“They went absolutely cold against our zone,” Wright said. “They took a lot of outside shots and we rebounded really well. In the first quarter they scored points off layups, some of it in transition, but we were able to take that away.”
Christian Brothers 46, Sierra 45
SACRAMENTO — The Timberwolves (3-6) were seconds away from a big road win, only to come away with a heartbreaking loss.
Christian Brothers (4-3) trailed by four with 25 seconds to go but nailed two 3-pointers to steal the victory.
Sierra missed a chance to put it away after that first 3-pointer when the Falcons were tagged with an intentional foul, giving the Timberwolves two free throws and possession. Sierra made just one of the two free throws and turned it over moments later, setting up Christian Brothers’ game-winning 3 with 3.9 seconds remaining.
Miguel Sequeira had a look from the perimeter in the end for Sierra but was off the mark. He and Jaime Ochoa each had 12 points.
“We had a great defensive effort, our best of the season,” Sierra coach Scott Thomason said. “We just have to keep on improving and work on finishing out games.”
Manteca 67, Turlock 64
TURLOCK — Jorge Cedano and Gino Campiotti exploded for 25 and 22 points, respectively, and Manteca (3-5) held on for the win after jumping out to a 22-13 first-quarter lead.
Arik Baines led three Bulldogs (4-5) in double figures with 19 points, while freshman Cameron Walker and Adrian Espinoza each had 14.